I don't take pictures…I make memories

1st Event of 2010 – Family/Portrait Photography at the Toronto Zoo

Saturday February 21st, some ol’ school friends (literally) took advantage of my offer to have some photo’s taken of their family. The Kelly’s suggested that we meet at the Toronto Zoo and see if we can’t come up with a couple of nice portraits of their daughter, Elizabeth.

It was a perfect day, sunny but very brisk. The major challenge for me was capturing moments in the midday sun without over exposing and blowing out highlights.

We stopped by the Tundra Trek first and visited the Polar Bears.

After the Tundra Trek, we decided to head inside to a pavilion where it was a little warmer…HUGE mistake a my part. I’ve heard it a million times on podcasts about transitioning from one extreme to another and what happens to your lenses, but do you think I listened? Noooooooooo 😛 My 24-120 was pretty much useless for the rest of the adventure…all fogged up : So I pulled out nifty fifty and my SB-900 for the indoor shots.

It was a great time, Elizabeth was a great sport and a cute subject!

Thanks to the Kelly Family for helping me out and I hope we can do it again some time. 🙂

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